Compton Avenue passes by a wide variety of houses and apartment buildings as it heads south through Dutchtown. Over the next five days, I will show pictures along this long avenue, starting first with the Tower Grove East portion south… Continue Reading
Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
I’ve been finding more mid 19th Century houses in the eastern portion of Tower Grove East (read my St. Louis Magazine article about other examples), remnants of what seemed almost like a small town at the crossroads of Arsenal and… Continue Reading
There’s always something about a vacant house that just instinctually you recognize. No curtains in the window, even though the glass is intact, the piles of phone books. Or just the feeling that there has been no humans around. A… Continue Reading
Someone informed me recently that my Christmas lights, bought in 1999 but never used until earlier this decade, are “old school.” I guess that means they suck up electricity or something?